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  • As expected, those with children/young people with social, emotional or mental health difficulties are more likely to agree that they are experiencing mental ill-health than those with other needs
  • 23% feel that the mental health needs of their children/young people are being met

How much do you agree/disagree that your child is experiencing mental ill-health?

Base: Children/young people aged 13+ (2023 sample): (150)

In the 2023 sample 24% of respondents strongly agree that their child or young person is experiencing mental ill-health whilst 30% agree, 20% neither agree nor disagree, 20% disagree and 6% strongly disagree.

How much do you agree/disagree that your child is experiencing mental ill-health? - by SEND need

Base (2023 sample 13+): Social, emotional or mental health (105) | Communication and interaction (115) | Physical (23*) Learning (77) | Vision/hearing (14*) *caution low base

This chart shows that:
32% of respondents whose child has a social, emotional or mental health need strongly agree that their child or young person is experiencing mental ill-health whilst 35% agree, 17% neither agree nor disagree, 11% disagree and 4% strongly disagree.
23% of respondents whose child has a communication and interaction need strongly agree that their child or young person is experiencing mental ill-health whilst 29% agree, 21% neither agree nor disagree, 20% disagree and 8% strongly disagree.
22% of respondents whose child has a physical need strongly agree that their child or young person is experiencing mental ill-health whilst 30% agree, 30% neither agree nor disagree, 13% disagree and 4% strongly disagree.
19% of respondents whose child has a learning difficulty strongly agree that their child or young person is experiencing mental ill-health whilst 26% agree, 23% neither agree nor disagree, 23% disagree and 8% strongly disagree.
21% of respondents whose child has a vision or hearing need strongly agree that their child or young person is experiencing mental ill-health whilst 29% neither agree nor disagree, 29% disagree and 21% strongly disagree.

How much do you agree/disagree that your child's mental health needs are being met?

Base: Children/young people aged 13+ (2023 sample): (143)

This chart shows that:
In the 2023 sample 3% of respondents strongly agree that their child or young person’s mental health needs are being met whilst 20% agree, 29% neither agree nor disagree, 24% disagree and 23% strongly disagree.

How much do you agree/disagree that your child's mental health needs are being met? - by SEND need

Base (2023 sample 13+): Physical (23*) | Vision/hearing (13*) | Social, emotional or mental health (107) | Communication and interaction (108) | Learning (73) | *caution low base

This chart shows that:
9% of respondents whose child has a physical need strongly agree that their child or young person’s mental health needs whilst 30% agree, 35% neither agree nor disagree, 4% disagree and 22% strongly disagree.
8% of respondents whose child has a vision or hearing need agree that their child or young person’s mental health needs are being met whilst 23% agree, 38% neither agree nor disagree, 23% disagree and 8% strongly disagree.
4% of respondents whose child has a social, emotional or mental health need strongly agree that their child or young person’s mental health needs are being met whilst 20% agree, 21% neither agree nor disagree, 29% disagree and 27% strongly disagree.
3% of respondents whose child has a communication and interaction need strongly agree that their child or young person’s mental health needs are being met whilst 18% agree, 31% neither agree nor disagree, 24% disagree and 24% strongly disagree.
3% of respondents whose child has a learning difficulty strongly agree that their child or young person’s mental health needs are being met whilst 25% agree, 36% neither agree nor disagree, 15% disagree and 22% strongly disagree.